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CES Fellows — Already Making a Difference!


Our fellowship applications are reviewed by scholars from the most prestigious universities in America.


The Center has provided over $1,000,000 in fellowships over the past six years.


The Center has awarded 39 fellowships to PhD students in the social sciences.

Engaged scholarship is urgently needed to build a better world.

Our Center is part of a movement to focus scholars on research that addresses climate change, racial and gender justice, poverty, and social exclusion. We follow a bottom-up strategy by supporting scholars whose dissertations are models of engaged research. Our fellows collaborate with activists, think tanks, and legislators to shape public policy.

CES seeks to build a diverse community of engaged scholars who work with social movements to strengthen democracy.

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News Articles

New Book by a CES Fellow

New Book by a CES Fellow

Daanika Gordon, a CES Fellow in 2017-2018, has just published a book, Policing the Racial Divide: Urban Growth Politics and the Remaking of Segregation.

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Meet the 2022-2023 Fellows

Meet the 2022-2023 Fellows

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022-2023 dissertation fellowship. This year, we selected seven fellows and two alternates.

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